ResMed Ltd. AirFit and AirTouch BiPAP and CPAP Mask Model Defects Investigation
In the wake of a nationwide recall of AirFit and AirTouch mask models used in BiPAP and CPAP machines, Lieff Cabraser is investigating reports of adverse events and serious injuries relating to the use of ResMed Ltd. mask models.
In January 2024, the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) issued a Class I alert to patients, caregivers, and health care providers about AirFit and AirTouch mask models recalled by ResMed Ltd (ResMed). These masks are used with bilevel positive airway pressure (also known as Bilevel PAP, BiPAP, or BPAP) machines and continuous positive airway pressure (CPAP).
The recalled masks have magnets that can cause potential injuries or even death when the magnets interfere with certain implanted metallic medical devices or metallic objects in the body. Potential adverse events can occur in people who use a recalled ResMed mask with magnets or in people near a person using the mask. Additionally, the recalled ResMed masks may be used with other manufacturers’ BiPAP and CPAP machines.
The FDA alert was unequivocal that users of any BiPAP or CPAP machine should immediately check to see whether their mask is one of the recalled ResMed masks.
Talk to a Medical Product Defect Lawyer at Lieff Cabraser
If you or a family member have a metal implant and a ResMed device and have been injured in the use of an AirFit or AirTouch mask model, we urge you to talk to a medical product defect lawyer at Lieff Cabraser today about your potential case and recovery. There is no fee or obligation for our review of your case, and any information you provide will be held in the strictest confidence.
About Lieff Cabraser’s Medical Device Defect Practice
Lieff Cabraser has played a major and leading role in many of the largest, most important mass tort/personal injury and wrongful death lawsuits in the U.S. over almost 50 years. These cases have involved negligent conduct as well as a vast range of defective products — from dangerous prescription drugs and faulty medical devices to unsafe vehicles and consumer products. In many cases, we have assisted our clients in forcing corporate defendants to issue recalls or improve safety procedures for the protection of all Americans.
The National Law Journal has repeatedly selected Lieff Cabraser as one of the top plaintiffs’ law firms in the nation. U.S. News and Best Lawyers has recognized our personal injury lawyers and firm as the nation’s Law Firm of the Year in the category of Mass Torts and Plaintiffs’ Class Action for four separate years. In 2022, the New York Law Journal recognized our firm as the Top Class Action Practice Group in the nation. In 2021, The American Lawyer named Lieff Cabraser its “Boutique/Specialty Litigation Firm of the Year.” In 2019, The American Lawyer included Lieff Cabraser in its “Top 50 Litigation Departments in the U.S.,” the only all-plaintiff-side litigation firm included among the firms recognized.
We have obtained more than $600 million for our clients in individual injury and accident cases, including awards of over $3 million in 30 separate cases. In addition, we have obtained judgments and settlements in excess of $16.2 billion in product liability class actions. This amount does not include our work in the landmark $206 billion recovery in the Attorney General litigation against the tobacco industry.